Nzikazi Wilderness Camp
Travel Blogs from Kruger National Park
I sent a fruitless few emails to the local backpacker hostels to ask if any of their guests was keen on doing a self-drive safari to Kruger avec moi. I've heard Kruger is a great park where you can potentially see rhinos, and is extremely cheap compared to, like, everywhere else in Africa (if you can rent your own car). Unfortunately I had no luck so I sent a prayer to the backpacker gods and rolled ...
... of directions. At one point he told me to put my phone away, sketchy. We eventually find the hostel and continue on our way. I just lounged around all day and drank beer while I read a book. The hostel had amazing bike tours through the township so that was the plan for the next day. I woke up feeling a little out of it, but was determined to see Soweto. I got on my bike tour and the first thing we do is ride up a hill. I get to the top no ...
... car. Upon returning to camp, we packed up our car and began the 147km drive from Lower Sabie to Olifants, where we were staying on our third and final night. Keep in mind that the 147 km doesn't include any detours you might take, and that your average driving speed is no more than 30 km/hr, if that. So we didn't arrive at Olifants until 3:30pm. I had read that Olifants is the most spectacular rest camp in the park, and it certainly lived up to the hype. ...
... really exciting out of breath moment) -first safari scheduled for 4 pm, but the guides got a hot tip on same wild animals. -We got nervous about the wild and our guide proceeded to say "Don't worry, Daddy's got this" -from here on out we refer to "Rice Daddy" as "Daddy" -Brother cheetahs were spotted and they have only been seen twice in the past five months It's been ridiculous to say the least and we have twelve more ...
... herd of elephants with baby's within 50 metres of the road and from then on we were back to having incredible luck even getting to see lions to finish off our Big 5 spottings!
On the way out a small herd of elephants decided to delay us by eating from the trees right next to the road. There were babies on both sides so crossing is a risky game as the elephants are very protective. One of the cars learned that the hard way when they were ...
Other places to stay in Kruger National Park
R40, Kapama Private Game Reserve, Kapama Private Game Reserve | 4 star hotelfrom $469
Kruger National Park, Nelspruit, 1350, Kruger National Park | 2 star hotelfrom $48
Imbali Concession, Kruger Park, Skukuza, 1350, Kruger National Park | 4 star hotelfrom $512
Kruger National Park | 2 star hotelfrom $101
Kruger National Park, P. O. Box 88, Skukuza 1350, Kruger National Park | Hotelfrom $818